Picture Storybooks

A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy

Publisher: Lothian Children’s Books / Hachette, 2016
  • Long-listed for the Children’s Picture Book of the Year, 2017
  • Notable CBCA, 2017

Outside

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Little Hare, 2014
  • Short listed Society of Women Writers Biennial Awards, 2017
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Picture Book 2015

The Great Big Animal Ask

Publisher: Lothian, 2004
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 2005

Over the Moon

Publisher: Lothian Books, 2003
  • Winner Crichton Award
  • Children’s Book Council Notable Book, 2004

The River

Publisher: Curriculum Corporation, 2001
  • Winner of The Society of Women Writers of NSW
  • Bi-annual Award for Younger Readers 2003.2002
  • Short-listed for The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2002

The Gift

Publisher: Random House, Australia, 2000
  • A White Raven Choice for outstanding books, Bolgona Children’s Book Fair, 2001

Magical Ride

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1999
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Notable Book

Sky Sash So Blue

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1999
  • The Society of School Librarians International Honour Book, Boston, USA 1998
  • Chosen as a Best Book of 1998 (Children’s Book Committee, US)
  • Performed as an opera in Birmingham, Alabama, 2004 and 2005

The Wonder Thing

Publisher: Penguin, 1995
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Notable Book
  • Shortlisted for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature, 1996

Way Home

Publisher: Random House, Australia, 1994
  • Winner Kate Greenaway Medal, United Kingdom 1995 (Greg Rogers illustrator)
  • Winner NSW Women Writers’ Award for Picture Storybook 1995
  • Short-listed TDK Talking Books Award, Australia

Grandma’s Shoes

Publisher: Little Brown US, 1994
  • Winner The Society of Women Writers NSW, 2001 Awards
  • Libretto awarded an AWGIE, 2001.
  • Performed as an opera with Opera Australia and Theatre of Image, 2000.

The Tram to Bondi Beach

Publisher: Collins A & R, 1981
  • Highly Commended, Children’s Book of the Year Award, 1981
  • Special edition in 2006 to celebrate 25 years in print

Novels for Juniors

Incredibilia

Publisher: Little Hare Books | Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
  • Short listed Society for Women Writers Biennial Awards, 2017
  • Short listed for Queensland Premier’s Children’s Book Awards, 2016

Okra and Acacia; The Story of the Wattle Pattern Plate

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 2002
  • Short listed Crichton Award (artist Brigitte Stoddart), 2003

All About Anna

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1999, first printed Reed Heinemann, Australia 1980
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Honour Book, 1998

Love Me Tender

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1999, first printed OUP, 1992
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Notable Book, 1992

The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1999, first printed OUP, 1989
  • Shortlisted Children’s Book Council Books for Younger Readers, 1990

Looking Out for Sampson

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1995, first printed OUP 1987
  • Children’s Book Council Honour Book 1988

The Lenski Kids and Dracula

Publisher: Penguin, Australia, 1992
  • Shortlisted for Multicultural Awards 1993, reprinted as Aussie Bite, 2002

So Who Needs Lotto

Publisher: Penguin, 1991
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 1992

Friends and Secret

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1985
  • Shortlisted for Children’s Book Council Awards 1986

Young Adult

Eventual Poppy Day

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2015
  • Short listed Society of Women Writers Biennial Awards, Young Adult, 2017

Fire Song

Publisher: ABC Books, 2009
  • Highly Commended - Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2010
  • Commended - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Georgiana, Woman of Flowers

Publisher: Hachette Livre, 2008
  • First Prize - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Letters to a Princess

Publisher: ABC Books, 2007
  • Commended - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Volcano Boy

Publisher: Lothian, 2001
  • Commended in The Society of Women Writers of NSW, 2003
  • Bi-annual Awards for Younger Readers

Rift

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1998
  • Winner of Society of Women Writers of NSW
  • Younger Readers Award
  • Shortlisted 1998 Christian Schools Award

The Climb

Publisher: Penguin, Australia, 1996
  • Winner NSW Society of Women Writers’ Award, 1995
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book

Feral Kid

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1994
  • Winner NSW Society of Women Writers’ Award, 1995
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book

Thunderwith

Publisher: Hodder Headline, First printed Reed Heinemann, 1989, 1989
  • Honour Award, Children’s Book Council Awards for older readers, Australia, 1990
  • Named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, United States, 1991
  • CPNS Award, (Collective Promotion of Dutch Literature) Netherlands 1992

Poetry

Vietnam Reflections

Publisher: Illus Leon Coward, PAX PRESS, 2010
  • Winner of the Poetry Prize for the Inaugural Woollahra Library Word Festival, 2010

Volcano Boy

Publisher: Lothian, 2001
  • Commended in The Society of Women Writers of NSW, 2003
  • Bi-annual Awards for Younger Readers

Digital, Media, Movies, Plays, Libretti

Sky Sash So Blue

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1999
  • The Society of School Librarians International Honour Book, Boston, USA 1998
  • Chosen as a Best Book of 1998 (Children’s Book Committee, US)
  • Performed as an opera in Birmingham, Alabama, 2004 and 2005

Grandma’s Shoes

Publisher: Little Brown US, 1994
  • Winner The Society of Women Writers NSW, 2001 Awards
  • Libretto awarded an AWGIE, 2001.
  • Performed as an opera with Opera Australia and Theatre of Image, 2000.

Wonderstop, the Adventures of Bodge and Widge

Publisher: Dome Media, 2006. Hathorn Enterprises, 2005
  • Winner of the Energy Australia National Trust Award- Education, 2007
  • Shortlisted in the ATOM Awards 2006

Georgiana, Woman of Flowers

Publisher: Hachette Livre, 2008
  • First Prize - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Coolstop

Hathorn Enterprises

, 2004
  • Shortlisted for the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards 2005

Weirdstop

Hathorn Enterprises

, 2003
  • Winner of AIMIA award Best Children’s Product in 2003
  • Runner up South Australian Premier’s Literary Awards for the Mayne Award

Awards for literary achievement

Libby has won many literary awards for her novels and picture books, both in Australia and internationally.

AWARDS FOR OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS

Libby Hathorn was awarded a CENTENARY MEDAL, 2003 for service to Australian Children’s Literature, and the NSW Children’s Week Award, Media, 1992.

Libby received THE ALICE AWARD, 2014 a national award for an Australian woman writer ‘who for her written work has made a distinguished and long-term contribution to Australian literature.’

AWGIE AWARDS – Libby won and Australian Writer’s Guild Award in the category Theatre for Young People for her opera libretto Grandma’s Shoes.

Libby has also been nominated for the MINISTER’S AWARD for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy and or Numeracy, as part of a National Literacy and Numeracy Week.

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